FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC - The safety and well-being of FAPAC’s members, partners, and constituents are our uncompromising priority. Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring the developing concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it will affect our 2020 programs. We recognize this is a particularly stressful time for many and that the rapidly changing nature of this situation can be disruptive to our daily lives.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to reassure the public that the health risk to citizens remains low. At this time, all FAPAC activities will continue as planned, unless otherwise communicated by FAPAC.
What FAPAC is Doing:
What You Can Do:
- We are monitoring official guidance from the CDC and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) pertaining to large group events.
- We are staying in close communication with vendors regarding the National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) on May 11-14, 2020 in Leesburg, VA. More details will be announced closer to the NLTP (by April 17, 2020) as COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation.
- We are reminding the FAPAC community to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of germs.
- Follow your agency’s policies regarding COVID-19
- Do not attend public events if you are feeling ill.
- Cover that cough! Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water throughout the day for at least 20 seconds.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (like your cellphone).
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
Again, your safety and well-being is FAPAC’s utmost priority so we can continue fulfilling our mission to provide advancement opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public service. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and share updates with you as necessary.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need assistance finding resources as we all work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your understanding of the seriousness of this situation.